A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter got stranded in West Virginia on her way back from a South Carolina beach, having missed all of the news about powerful storms that ravaged the state the night before. She was running out of gas and all of the gas stations and restaurants on the interstate were without power.
She found some good ol' mountain hospitality.
"But, the people of West-by-God-Virginia trumped Nature's whims. She could have her way with her wind and her hail but they would have their say, too. And what they had to say was 'Sit down and have a cool drink and let us help you find your way home.' "
Read her touching tale here.